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Football News: Review Of The Day 18th January 2020

Review Of The Day 18th January 2020
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Review of the Day

 



Contracts

1.FC Cologne have extended teenage winger Jan Thielmann's contract until 2022.

Rayo Vallecano's Spanish defender Alejandro Catena has signed a new deal running until 2023.

Mark McKenzie has signed a 2 year contract with Philadelphia Union.

Reading manager Mark Bowen has extended his deal until 2021.

 


Transfers

Vancouver Whitecaps have signed Colombian winger Cristian Dajome on a free transfer from Atletico Nacional.

FC Nantes winger Kayembe has signed for RSC Charleroi.

Bologna have taken Gambian forward Musa Barrow on loan from Atalanta.

Former Manchester City and Celtic striker John Guidetti has joined Hannover 96 on loan from CD Alaves.

Brazilian winger Bruno Nazario has joined Botafogo on loan from TSG Hoffenheim.

Real Madrid youngster Jorge de Frutos has joined Rayo Vallecano on loan on his return from loan with Real Valladolid.

Scottish midfielder Liam Henderson has joined Empoli on loan from Hellas Verona.

Union Berlin have taken Yunus Malli on loan from VfL Wolfsburg.

Atalanta have paid over £10m to complete the permanent signing of Colombian striker Duvan Zapata from Sampdoria.

Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Tudor Baluta has joined ADO Den Haag on loan.

Former Portsmouth defender Anthony Vanden Borre has joined RSC Anderlecht.

Atlanta United have signed Edgar Castillo from New England Revolution on a free transfer.

Racing Strasbourg have taken Majeed Waris on loan from Porto.

Huddersfield Town have sent Dutch defender Terence Kongolo on loan to Fulham. The Terriers have paid an undisclosed fee to Lincoln City to sign their defender Harry Toffolo.

FC Dallas forward Cristian Colman has joined Ecuadorian side Barcelona SC.

Bristol City have released Spanish striker Rodri.

Gary Madine has joined Blackpool on loan from Cardiff City. Leaving Blackpool on loan is left-back Nick Anderton, who has joined Carlisle United. Also joining Blackpool on loan is Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Connor Ronan.

FC St Gallen goalkeeper Dejan Stojanovic has joined Middlesbrough.

Inter Milan have spent just over £1m to sign Manchester United captain Ashley Young.

Leyton Orient have signed Mali midfielder Ousseynou Cisse on loan from Gillingham.

Barnsley's former Leeds United winger Mallik Wilks has joined Hull City on loan with a view to a permanent move. Leaving Hull is defender Brandon Fleming, who has joined Bolton Wanderers on loan.

Blackburn Rovers defender Sam Hart has signed for Shrewsbury Town on loan.

Brennan Dickenson has joined Exeter City on a free transfer from MK Dons.

Stevenage have signed free agent French midfielder Diaguely Dabo and extended the loan of Wycombe Wanderers striker Craig Mackail-Smith until the end of the season.

Stoke City midfielder Ryan Woods has signed for Millwall on loan.

AFC Fylde have sold striker Danny Rowe to Oldham Athletic for an undisclosed fee.

 


Injury Round-Up

 

 

Celtic To Sign Soro

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has confirmed that Ivory Coast midfielder Ismaila Soro is set to sign from Israeli club Bnei Yehuda. Lennon said: "We're just waiting on the paperwork being done. Hopefully that can be resolved over the next few days. He's strong, technically very good, quick across the ground and hungry. We've done a lot of work on him and did a lot of work on Klimala and we got him in the building. So it's good to get a couple of players in to freshen things up a little bit."

 


Naismith New Hearts Captain

Following the controversial axing of Christophe Berra as club captain, Heart of Midlothian's new manager Daniel Stendel has chosen Steven Naismith as the replacement. 33 year old former Everton forward Naismith said: "It's a big thing for me. But the bigger thing is that results need to change and change quickly." John Souttar is his vice-captain.

 


SFA Confirm Morelos Booking

The Scottish Football Association has said that Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos was booked, after being sent off for 2 yellow cards, for gesturing towards the Celtic fans by drawing his hand across his throat in a gesture deemed by some to be a throat slitting gesture. Referee Kevin Clancy booked him for unsporting behaviour, but the Colombian will not face further punishment for receiving 3 bookings in the same game, over and above his 2 match ban.

 


Rangers And Hibs Charged

Rangers and Hibernian have been charged under the rule which reads: "All clubs and recognised football bodies shall procure that its officials, team Staff, employees and players conduct themselves in an orderly fashion at all times during and/or after a match." Hibs have been charged due to the actions of first-team coach John Potter in a 3-0 defeat to Rangers last month. Rangers are facing two charges over their coaches Thomas Culshaw and Michael Beale due to touchline altercations against Hibs and Celtic.

 


Howe Believes Bournemouth Can Improve

After Eddie Howe's Bournemouth have dropped into the relegation zone in the Premier League (mainly thanks to his complete inability to organise a defence), Howe has backed his team to turn it around. Howe said, ahead of a visit to Norwich City: "It's a difficult moment, a negative moment - we've got to find ways to improve and change our results, change our performances. I'm absolutely confident we can do that." Howe also denied that there were any truth to rumours that the club had seen sense and asked him to resign.

 


PGMOL Finally See Some Sense Over Monitors

The Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) have finally bowed to pressure from everyone else involved in the game and told referees that they should use pitchside monitors. Instead of listening to IFAB, UEFA, FIFA and everyone watching and using VAR the way it was designed and intended and using pitchside monitors to put the final decision in the hands of the referee for all major decisions, they have said it is just for red card decisions.

 


Moyes Looking To Build Something Special

David Moyes has said that he wants to build "something really special" at West Ham United. Moyes said: "Time in football management is not something we get anymore. I hope the owners will see I have a vision of where I want it to go and how I want to transform West Ham. I'd like to build a team here and I would like to do something really special. I've had really good encouragement from the owners that they want that to happen as well. I was disappointed I didn't stay before, I felt the work we did warranted it, but I understand the owners can decide what they want to do. The immediate target is to win the next game. We want everyone to get a feel that this is something for the long term. West Ham is a big club in a big city. There's no reason why in the years to come we can't be the club that is attracting the top players. I want to play attacking football but the best team in any country will usually have the best defensive record. At Everton we had to build that. Ultimately I want my team to play attacking football but unless you defend well you're going to lose games."

 


Maguire Given Armband

No, Manchester United midfielder Harry Maguire is not learning to swim, but the man at the wheel of the club, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has chosen him to be captain of the club. Feels like a case of the blind leading the blind.

Written by Tris Burke January 17 2020 21:57:18

 

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